Some states are increasingly coming under pressure and are using methods not normally deployed to warn people that hospitals are almost full and for everyone to get serious. Normally used for when the weather turns severe wireless emergency alerts have been used to warn people. Someone stated that he had heard they were used for that purpose elsewhere. Only we know they are being used here. As a result, everyone with a phone has been sent one. Consequently, it is an effective means to get a message out that reaches its intended audience. All the counties are doing badly so this means of transmission was essential to get the message out. We don’t know how long the situation can hold like this and are advising people to stay put.
It is frightening that this sort of message has to be transmitted only there is no choice. The worst thing that can happen now is for hospitals to be overwhelmed.